Current Academic Year 2015 - 2016
Please note that this information is subject to change.
The purpose of this module is to give students an opportunity to develop and apply manipulative and technical skills in the Chemistry laboratory and to develop a positive and safe approach to experimental work and practical skills. The module is supported by module CS113.|
1. Use safe working practice within the Chemistry Laboratory.|
2. Show a range of fundamental laboratory skills relevant to experimental work in Chemistry.
3. Apply a broad range of investigative techniques and analytical procedures to a variety of experiments including a Problem Based Learning Laboratory .
4. Devise and conduct experiments in order to draw conclusions.
5. Record and report observations and results (tabulate, graph, calculate and conclude when necessary).
6. Present, discuss and defend experimental results.
7. Synthesise organic molecules such as aspirin.
All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml
|Indicative Content and Learning Activities|
Introduction to the Chemistry Lab.|
Intro to Chemistry lab; Lab safety; Lab Skills and techniques..
Qualitative Inorganic Analysis.
Identification of cations / anions; Forensic analysis of unknown compounds. Metal-Ligand complex stoichiometry..
Cocept of the 'Mole'; Molar solutions; concentrations; Standardisation of an unknown soln; Determination of Vit. C in 'Rubex'. Investigation of water hardness in different water samples.
Devise and conduct an expt to consider the relations ship between Temperature, Pressure and Volume of a gas. Determination of the ideal gas constant 'R'. Spectrophotometry. Dissociation constant of a weak acid. Equilibrium constant. Acids, bases, pH..
Extraction of Trimyristin from nutmeg; Hydrolysis of Trimyristin; Alcohol dehydration . Synthesis of Aspirin; Identification of Organic functional groups. Develop the skills of Extraction, Recrystallisation and Thin Layer Chromatography..
Problem Based Laboratory.
Application of skills and techniques learned in order to plan and conduct experiments and tests and draw conclusions on a real life scenario involving contamination in rivers..
|Indicative Reading List|
|Programme or List of Programmes|
|AC||BSc in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sc.|
|AS||BSc in Analytical Science|
|BT||BSc in Biotechnology|
|CES||BSc Common Entry into Science|
|ESH||BSc Environmental Science & Health|
|GCB||BSc in Genetics & Cell Biology|
|SE||BSc Science Education|
|Timetable this semester: Timetable for CS151|
|Date of Last Revision||28-MAY-09|